Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
They Did It: Enhanced Cageless Cat Housing with Local Landmark Décor
The San Francisco SPCA describes how pets and people benefit from cleverly designed replicas of iconic landmarks in their shelter.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomies #4: The Organizational Petri Dish: How a Healthy Work Culture Grows Impact
Join us as we dig into the keys to employee satisfaction and engagement, articulating purpose, and cultivating space for people to thrive.
Northern Tier Shelter Initiative Zoomie #3: Collaborating with Indigenous Communities to Advance Animal and Human Welfare
Discover ways to partner with indigenous communities that help people and pets.
How to Use Whiteboards to Share Information about Shelter Animals
Sharing information about animals in your care is critical. Use these tips for creating effective whiteboards—and get a few ideas for other ways to convey important information visually.
Decision-Making Cheat Sheet
Learn how to prioritize your animal sheltering work by answering these simple questions.
Behavior Helpline - Toss your Community a Lifeline in the COVID-19 Era
Learn how a Behavior Helpline can benefit your shelter, and how you can use the knowledge your shelter already possesses to run this program.
Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium Updates Quarantine Guidelines for the and Sheltering of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19)
Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.
Leadership Is a Practice: Why You Don’t Need Authority to Lead
How can you be a more effective leader? This webinar explores how leadership is more than just authority.
5 Ways to Show Volunteers How Important They Are
You know your volunteers are vital. Here are volunteer appreciation tips to help make sure they know it, too!